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am deeply conscious of the prospect that I shall stand, through the intervention of his excellency governor more and oftener, in need of your indulgence. In- Cass, specimens of an ore of this metal taken from a tentions, upright and pure; a heart devoted to the solid vein, recently discovered in the region referred welfare of our country, and the unceasing applica- to. The precise locality of this vein, is the extremity tion of the faculties allotted to me, to her service, of the great peninsula of Keweena, which stretches are all the pledges that I can give for the faithful from the southern shore of the lake, and is distant performance of the arduous duties I am to undertake. about two hundred and twenty-five miles from this To the guidance of the legislative councils; to the post. assistance of the executive and subordinate depart A deep bay washes the eastern side of this peninments to the friendly co-operation of the respec- sula, receiving a small river, whose transverse directive state governments; to the candid and liberal sup- tion nearly isolates this prominent point of land from port of the people, so far as it may be deserved by the main shore; and thus forming a route of commuhonest industry and zeal, I shall look for whatever nication for travelling canoes, which saves a circuisuccess may attend my public service: and knowing tous navigation of ninety miles, and is interrupted that, except the Lord keep the city, the watchman only by a portage of two hundred and seventy-live waketh but in vain, with fervent supplications for rods. This is the channel pursued by the expedihis favor, to his overruling Providence. I commit, tion through the upper lakes in 1820; and we were, #ith humble but fearless confidence, my own fate, and consequently, precluded from making any personal the future destinies of my country.

observations upon the extremity of that long projection of the shore. fleavy barges, however, such as

are usually employed in the fur trade, are urable to Eighteenth Congress—2d Session. pass this portage, and compelled to keep the shore of

the lake. In this voyage they pass a small bay and

point of rock, known to the traders under the name February 25. The president communicated a re-of La Roche Verd, which is, in fact, an open vein of port from the secretary of the treasury, on the me- copper ore; of the kind and quality of which, you morial of the chamber of commerce of the city of will be enabled to judge from the specimens transNew York, with a report from the collector of the mitted. port of New York, showing the difficulties that arise The'gentleman whom I employed to visit this loca. in the discharge of his duties in relation to drawbacks.lity, (Mr. George Johnston, an intelligent trader), The report was read.

left this place early in the month of May last, and has Mr, Chandler, from the committee on the militia, vein of ore is about one fathòm in width, rising, with a

returned within a short time. He reports, that the to whom was referred the report of the secretary of broken, backly surface, out of the water, and that it war, together with an abstract of infantry tactics, extends in a straight line through the rock, inland, submitted the following resolution. He observed, they had been at great expense in furnishing the dipping a little in its course; which is distinctly marks milítia with arms, and were of opinion, they shoulded by its green color, strongly contrasted with the adbe furnished with the means to make use of them, for jacent rocks. the benefit of the country. It was now too late in

He further represents, that this part of the lake is the session to bring in a bill for the purpose, and it accessible to vessels of considerable burthen, whose was the object of the resolution to obtain sucient anchorage is sheltered by an island, where

they may information to act on it at the ensuing session.

lie in safety from the prevailing north-west winds. Ressived, That the secretary of war be directed to advertise, for No experiment has been made to determine the three months, in the National Intelligencer, that he will receive, richness of the ore. It appears, from external chafor printing 40,000 copies of the abstract of intentry tactics, which racters, to be the compact malachite of authors, which was reported to the senate by the secretary of war, on the 3d day is stated generally to yield, at the mines of Cornwall of February instant, to be delivered at the war department, bound and Saxony, from 56 to 70 per cent. of copper, the in boards, and that he, the secretary, will state, in his advertise mente, as near as may be, the size of the work, the number of pages remainder being chiefly carbonic acid andervater. It and plates, wbich it will contain, and report such proposals as he is consequently among the number of those ores of may receive, to the senate, in the first week of the next session copper, which are profitably wrought in the large way. of congress.

The resolution was read, considered, and agreed It may be pertinent to add to the foregoing remarks, to.

that I have succeeded, in the course of the present The senate proceeded, as in committee of the whole, season, in procuring from lake Superior, a mass of (Mr. Lowrie in the chair), to consider the act autho- native copper, weighing forty-two pounds, which is rizing the occupation of the Oregon river.

very pure and malleable, and contains small points of Mr. Benlon moved an amendment, providing an ad- native silver. This mass is from the banks of the ditional paymaster, and extending the time allowed Ontonagon; but is no part of the great mass wel for the officers to send in their accounts; which was known to exist upon that metalliferous stream. agreed to; and then, (on account of the temporary I have the honor to be, sir, with great regard, your absence of the chairman of the committee), the bill most obedient serrant, HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, was laid on the table.

U. S. agent for Indian affairs. The senate then, as in committee of the whole, pro

Hon. John C. Calhoun, secretary of war. ceeded to consider the bill making an appropriation After a few remarks by Messrs. Johnson, of Ky. and to appoint commissioners to treat with the Chippewa Findlay, it was passed to a third reading-ayes 23. Indians, for the right of discovering and working The senate, then, as in committee of the whole, certain copper mines supposed to be on the south proceeded to consider the bill authorizing the estabside of lake Superior.

lishment of a navy yard and depot, at or near PensaMr. Dickerson make a few remarks against the bill, cola. to whom Mr. Benton replied, and in the course of his Aster Mr. Lloyd, of Mass. had explained the advanargument, read the following letter form Henry R. tages of the measure proposed, and the rejection of Schoolcraft:

an amendment offered by Mr. Hayne, the bill was Sault Ste. Marie, July 28, 1824. ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. Sur: Having on a former occasion been requested The bill, as amended, authorizing the subscription to communicate such information as I possessed re- of stock in the Chesapeake and Delaware canal comspecting the existence of copper on the shores of lake pany, was read a third time, passed, and returned to Superior, I bow take the liberty to transmit to you, the house. Yeas 19, nays 11.


The bill for the continuation of the Cumberland A large number of bills were taken up, in comroad, was read a third time, passed, and returned to mittee of the whole, and severally discussed; and, the house. Yeas 23, pays 6.

having been engrossed for a third reading, were subThe senate then proceeded to consider the resolu- sequently read a third time, passed and sent to the tion of the house of representatives disagreeing to the house for concurrence. amendment made by the senate to the appropriation The senate, at 4 o'clock, having got through the bill for certain fortifications for the year 1825, pro- whole of their own bills, spent a short time in the viding for the formation of a sehool of practice for consideration of executive business; and then adthe light artillery at Fortress Monroe. It was de- journed till 6 o'clock, P. M. cided that the senate do insist on their amendment

Evening session.

At 6 o'clock the senate re-assembled, and spent --ayes 21, noes 11.

A number of private bills were passed to a third about 2 hours in the reception, reading, and referring reading, &c. Adjourned.

to committees, of the bills received from the other February 26. Several engrossed bills were passed house to-day for concurrence; and then and sent to the house for concurrence.

After the consideration of executive business, The senate receded from their amendment to the Adjourned. bill making appropriations for certain fortifications March 1. The following bills, from the other house, providing for a school of practice for the light artil- were taken up in committee of the whole, discussed, lery at Fortress Monroe.

and severally passed to a third reading, viz: The senate then resumed, as in committee of the The bill further to amend the act authorizing the whole, (Mr. Mills, in the chair), the consideration of payment for property lost or destroyed by the enethe bill for the occupation of the Oregon river. my: After considerable discussion, during which Mr.

The bill to authorize the sale of unserviceable ordBarbour advocated the policy of the measure, and nance, arms and military stores; Mr. Dickerson opposed it, the bill was laid on the The bill for altering the time of holding the district table-ayes 19, noes 17.

court of the United States in the eastern district of The following message was received from the pre- Louisiana; sident of the United States:

The bill to extend the time for issuing military To the senale of the United States:

land warrants to the soldiers of the revolutionary Just before the termination of the last session, an act, entiled "an act concerning wrecks on the coast

Mr. Benton moved that the senate resume the conof Florida,” which was then proposed, was presented sideration of the bill to authorize the occupation of to me, wit many others, and approved, and, as the mouth of the Columbia, (or Oregon) river. thought, signed. "It appeared, however, after the Mr. Chandler opposed, and Messrs Benton and Talbot adjournment, that the evidence of such approbation supported the motion: the senate refused to take up had not been attached to it. Whether the act may be the bill, 16 to 22. considered in force under such circumstances, is a The senate took up the bill from the other house point on which it belongs not to me to decide. To re- "to reduce into one the several acts establishing and move all doubt on the subject, I submit to the con-regulating the post office establishment.” sideration of congress, the propriety of passing a de Some amendments were made, and the bill ordered claratory act to that effect. JAMES MONROE. to a third reading. February 26, 1825.

Mr. Hayne renewed the motion to take up the The senate then passed an hour in the considera- “Oregon bill"-much debate followed. Mr. Lorerie tion of executive business; after which, various acts, moved to lay it on the table, which was decided by brought over from the house, severally received their yeas and nays as follows: first reading.

Yeas-Messrs. Barton, Bell, Branch, Brown, ChandThe senate proceeded, as in committee of the ler, Clayton, D'Wolf, Dickerson, Edwards, Elliott, whole, to consider the bill granting the consent of Findlay, Gaillard, Holmes, of Maine, King, of Alab congress to the act of the legislature of Alabama, au- Lanman, Lowrie, Macon, Parrott, Seymour, Smith, thorizing the imposition of duties on vessels, for the Tazewell, Van Buren, Van Dyke, Williams-23. improvement of the port of Mobile.

Nars--Messrs. Barbour, Benton, Bouligny, Cobb, When, after some remarks from Messrs. Lloyd, Hayne, Jackson, Johnson, of Ky. Johnston, of Lou. King, Brown, Smith and Holmes, the senate adjourned. | Lloyd, of Mass. Mills, Noble, Ruggles, Talbot, Tho

mas--14. February 28. The following message was received from the president of the United States:

The president of the senate communicated the folI communicate, herewith, to both houses of con- lowing letter from the president elect of the United

States: gregs, copies of the treaties between the United States and the Quapaw nation of Indians, concluded To the president of the senate of the United States: at Harrington's, in the territory of Arkansas, on the

Sir: I ask the favor of you to inform the honorable 15th day of November last; and, between the United senate of the United States that I propose to take the States and the Choctaw nation of Indians, conclud- oath, prescribed by the constitution, to the president ed at the city of Washington on the 20th day of tion of his office, on Friday, the fourth instant, at

of the United States, before he enters on the execuJanuary last; which have been duly ratified.


12 o'clock, in the hall of the house of representatives. Washington, 25th February, 1823.

I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, A variety of bills from the house received their í sir, your very humble and obedient servant,

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. second reading and were severally referred.

The letter was read; and Mr. Hayne submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table:

The senate adjourned to 6, P. M. Resolved, by the senate of the United States, That congress pos.

Evening session. Pursuant to adjournment, the presesses no power to appropriate the public land of the United sident of the senate resumed the chair. Sta les "to constitute and form a fund to aid the emancipation of slaves," within any of the United States, or "to aid the

The president communicated a report from the seof such slaves;" and that to constitute such a fund, or “to plecige the cretary of the treasury, with an abstract of official theve objects, would be a departure from the conditions and spirit the officers of customs, which was read. faith of the United States," for the appropriation thereof towards emoluments and expenditures for the year 1824, of of the compact between the several states; and that sneb measures would be dangerous to the safety of the states holding slaves, and

In compliance with a resolution, offered by Mr. be calculated to disturb the peace 2! Dar:100% of the ujisai. Mills, Niessrs. Mills, Van Buren and Eaton were ape



pointed a committee "to make such arrangements as The said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall may be necessary for the reception of the president, ascertain, as far as practicable, whether the canal on ihe occasion of his inauguration.

proposed to be constructed by the state aforesaid, The senate took up, as in committee of the whole, will injure or inpede the navigation of the Chesathe bill to provide for the punishment of certain peake and Ohio canal, and report to the president of crimes against the United States, and for other pur- the United States the facts and reasons on which poses.

they may ground their judgment thereupon; which reA considerable time was spent in the discussion of port shall be submitted to the congress of the United the details of this bill, which was participated in by States, at their session next ensuing the date thereof, Messrs. Hayne, Holmes, of Maine, Cobb, Chandler, for their decision thereon: and if congress shall be Diekerson, Van Buren, Brown, Johnson, of Ken. and of opinion that the said canal may be cut in the manTalbot.

ner proposed, as aforesaid, without impeding or inOn the question, shall the amendment be engrossed, juring the navigation of the Chesapeake and Ohio and the bill read a third time? It was decided in the canal, the same shall be conclusive thereon." affirmative, by yeas and nays, as follows:

An engrossed bill, authorizing the payment of me YE is-Messrs. Barbour, Barton, Bell, Benton, Branch, Cobb, terest due to the state of Virginia, was read a third of Maine, Jacks:n, Johnson, of K 15. Johnston, of Lou Kelly, King, lime, passed, and sent to the senate. of Alab. Lanman, Lloyd, of Mass. Lowrie, Mills, Noble, Parrott, Friday, Feb. 25. The speaker laid before the house Seymour, Smith, Tazewell, Thomas, Van Buren, Williams-31. ÑAYS-Messrs. Brown, Chandler, Dickerson, Macon, Ruggles, a communication from the department of war, trans

mitting a report of the second auditor, made under a The senate concurred in the amendments made by law to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian the house of representatives, to the bill for the pre-tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers; which vention of piracy in the West Indies.

was laid on the table. Several bills were taken up, as in committec of the Mr. Cambreleng, from the committee of ways and whole, and, haring been disscussed, were ordered to means, reported a bill to authorize the importation of a third reading.

foreign distilled spirits in casks of a capacity not less After the consideration of executive business, at than fifteen gallons; which was twice read. 11 o clock, the senate adjourned.

Mr. Cambreleng explained the reasons for introducMarch 2. Mr. Noble submitted the resolutions of ing this bill-the state of our trade with South Amethe general assembly of Indiana, respecting the eman- rica, and the obstacles to it arising from the present cipation of slaves, and colonization of people of co- law on this subject. lor vithin the linited States.

Mr. Trimble, of Ky. opposed the bill, as leading to After the consideration and disposition of a num-frauds on the revenue; and took a view of the course ber of bills, among which was passed the bill autho- of legislation hitherto pursued in relation to our rerizing the secretary of the treasury to direct the com- venue laws--he deprecated any further relaxation of pletion of entrance for drawbacks after a period of the system. twenty days, the senate proceeded to the election of , Mr. Cambreleng replied. The bill was laid on the printer, when Gales & Seaton, having received twen- table. ty fire votes, were declared duly elected.

Mr. Vewton, from the committee on commerce, reThe senate proceeded to consider, in committee of ported a bill to authorize the register, or enrolment the whole, the bill providing for the relinquishment and license, to be issued in the name of the president of certain claims to lands sold by the United States in or secretary of any incorporated company owning a the state of Ohio.

steam-boat or vessel; which was twice read. • And, after debate, it was ordered to lie on the table; Mr. Nerclon moved that it be ordered to be engrosas was also the bill 'for arming the militia in the Dis- sed for a third reading. He briefly explained its obtrict of Columbia.

ject, and the motion was agreed to. After the consideration of executive business, the

An engrossed bill to confirm the act of the general senate adjourned till six o'clock, P. M.

assembly of Maryland, confirming an act of the gene

ral assembly of Virginia, to incorporate the ChesaHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Thursday, Feb. 24. The following is a copy of a

peake and Ohio canal company, was read a third bill which was ordered to be engrossed for a third time, and the question being, shall this bill pass?

Mr. Cocke demanded that it be taken by yeas and reading to-morrow:

Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives pays, which was ordered. of the United States of America, in congress assembled,

The question was then put, and decided in the affirThat the act of the legislature of Virginia, entitled mative, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Abbot, Alexander, of Va. Alexander, of Ten. " An act incorporating

the Chesapeake and Ohio ca- Allen, of Ten. Allison, Bailey, Bartlett, Bartley, Blair, Brent, dal company," be, and the same is hereby, ratified Buchanan, Call, Cambreleng, Campbell, of Obio, Cassedy. Con and confirmed, so far as may be necessary for the dict: Crafts, Cushman, Cuthbert, Durfee, Eddy, Edwards, of N. purpose of enabling any company, that may hereafter Hayden, Hemphill, Heary, Herrick, Herkimer, Hobart, Houston, be formed by the authority of said act of incorpora- Isacks, Jennings, Johnson, of Va. !. 1. Johnson, Kent, Kidder, tion, to carry into effect the provisions thereof in the MeDutie, McKuan, McKee, McKim, McLvan, of Ohio, Marvin, district of Columbia, within the exclusive jurisdic- Matlack, Matson, Mercer, Metcalfe, Miller, Mitchell, of Penn tion of the United States, and no farther.

Mitchell, of Md. Moore, af Ken. Moore, of Alab. Neale, Newton, "Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, should the O Brien, Olin, Outlaw, Owen, Patterson, of Penn. Paterson, of

Ohio, Plumer, of Pepn. Rankin. Reed, Reynolds, Rose, Ross, state of Virginia or Maryland desire, at any time, to Saunders, Sanford, Scott, Sharpe, Sibley, Sloane, Alexander Smyth avail itself of the right secured to it, by the twenty- Wm. Snid, Standeler, Sterling, J. Stephenson, Stewart, Storrs, first section of the act aforesaid, to take and contiTrimble, Udree, Vance, of N. c. Vance, of 'Obio, Van Rensselaer nue a canal from any point of the Chesapeake and Vinton, Wayne,' Webster, Whipple, Whitman, Whittlesey, Wile Ohio canal, to any other point within the territory of liams, of Va. James Wilson, Henry Wilson, Wilson, of Ohio, Wolf, the district of Columbia, on applicatiou to the presi

Woods, Wright-116.

NAYS-Messrs. Ailen, of Mass. Barber, of Con. P. P. Barbour, dent of the United states, by the executive of the Brown, Burleigli, Cady, Clark. Cocke, Collins, Conner, Culpeper, state, the president is authorized and empowered to Day, Dwinell

, Fout, of Con. Foute, of N. y. Frost, Gist, Hogedepute three skilful commissioners of the U. States' bom, Hooks, Jenkins, Leftwich, Litchfield, Long, Martindale,

Morgan, Richards, Arthur Smith, Spaight, A, Stevenson, Stoddard, corps of engineers, to survey and examine so much Tel Eyck, I lompson, of Geo. Tyson, Wilson, of S. C.-4. of the route of such canal, as may affect, in any man So the bill was passod; its title was altered to read Der, the navigation of the Chesapeake and Chio canal. "as follows: "An act confirming an act of the legisla

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ture of Virginia, entitled "An act incorporating the officers of the army in the neighborhood be employe
Chesapeake and Ohio canal company, and an act of ed on this subject, was laid on the table.
the state of Maryland, confirming the same;" and then Mr. Hemphill, from the committee on roads and
it was sent to the senate.

canals, reported a bill, (above proposed by Mr. Cook)
The unfinished business of yesterday was resumed. "supplementary to an act for the continuation of the
The committee of the whole on the post office bill, Cumberland road;" which was (wice read, and or-
having obtained leave to sit again, the bill was taken dered to a third reading to-day-ayes 86, noes 33.
up; and, after having received sundry amendments, The engrossed bills which passed through com-
was reported to the house. The amendments re- mittees of the whole on Saturday, were read a third
ported by the committee were agreed to in the bouse; time, passed, and sent to the senate for concurrence.
and the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third After other business, on motion of Mr. McLane, the
reading to-morrow.

house went into committee of the whole, Mr. TomlinThe senate's amendment to the bill authorizing a son in the chair, on the bill to authorize the secretary subscription of stock in the Delaware and Chesa of the treasury to borrow a sum not exceeding twelve peake canal company, was agreed to by the house. millions of dollars, or to exchange a stock, bearing

The senate having returned the appropriation bill an interest of 44 per cent. for a certain stock bear for fortifications and insisted on its amendment, in- ing an interest of 6 per cent.; which bill, after a serting an appropriation for a school of practice in slight amendment, on motion of Mr. Ingham, was light artillery, it was moved by Mr. McLane, of Dela- reported to the house, and ordered to be engrossed ware, that this house recede from its disagreement to for a third reading. the senate's amendment.

A number of private bills were next taken up, passThe yoas and nays were called for, but refused. ed, rejected, &c.

The question being put on receding, it was nega The house then took a recess until 6 o'clock this tired, by a large majority.

evening It was then moved that this house adhere to its

Evening session. disagreement, and carried.

Several bills received their final reading, and one And then the house adjourned.

or two passed through committees; but, information [Many private bills were passed or otherwise at-having been received that the senate had adjourned, tended to this day, and much other business transact- and of course that, according to the rule, no bill oried, which will sufficiently appear in future details.] ginating in this house could, if passed, be acted upon Saturday, Feb. 26. Mr. Plumer, from the commit- by the senate

The housc adjourned, tee on the judiciary, reported a bill, giving the consent of congress to a certain act of the legislative council Tuesday, March 1. Many bills were reported by the of Florida; which was twice read, and ordered to be different committees to whom they had been referengrossed for a third reading.

After several bills were reported, the house pro The several standing committees of the house were
ceeded to the consideration of the engrossed bills discharged from the further consideration of the busi-
considered yesterday; all of which were passed andness now before them, and not yet reported on.
sent to the senatc for concurrence,

Mr. Hemphill offered the following:
A message was received from the president of the Resolved. That the clerk of this house be ordered to furnish each
United States, corresponding with that which is re-

member of the house, and to each delegate of the territories, with

a copy of the journal of the old congress, purchased by order of cited at large in the proceedings of the senaie.

The message was referred to the committee on the Decided in the affirmative. judiciary.

Mr. Trimble laid on the table the following resoluAnother message was also received from the pre- tion: sident, communicating copies of the treaties with the Resolved, That the secretary of the treasury be instructed to reQuapaw and Choctaw nations of Indians; which was portion this house at the next session of congress, whether any, laid on the table.

commerce of the United States, bs extending the time within whicbAlso a third message, enclosing a report of the se- merchandise may be exported with the benefit of debe-nure, from cretary of state, with documents, on the subject of one to two years; and what amountur futies ouglit to be retained to the capture and detention of American fishermen, in And also, whether any additional government storehouses will be the Bay of Fundy; which was laid on the table. necessary, if the system of deposite, now applicable to wines, teas, A large number of bills, for the relief of indivi- and distilled spirits, slıould be extended to merchandise of every de

scription. duals, were read, passed, rejected, &c. and then the Mr. McDuffie laid on the table the following: house adjourned.

Resolved, that the constitution of the United States ought to be Monday, Feb. 28. After the usual business of the deve shall be unitorm, and that the people shall vote directig

for the

so amended, that the mode of voting for president and vice presimorning, such as the presentation of petitions, re- aforesaid offictrs by districts. ports, &c. which were variously disposed of

Resolvedl, That the constitution ought to be further amended, so Mr. Caok moved that the committee on roads and upon either branch of congress, by providing that, in case no per

as to prevent the election of the aforesaid officers from devolving eanals be instructed to report a bill for the appoint- son shall outain the rotes of a majority of said districts, the people ment of two additional commissioners, to lay out the shall proceed to choose the officers, aforesaid, from the iwo per continuation of the Cumberland road, and that they spectively.

sons having the highest pumber of votes for the said offices, re have leave to sit during the sitting of the house. Resulred, That a select committee be appointed, with instructions The motion was agreed to.

to prejare a joint resolutiou for amending the constitution, in conMr. Mercer laid on the table the following:

furinity with the foregoing resolutions. Resolved, That the president of the United States be requested of the legislature of the state of Indiana, upon the

Mr. Test, of Indiana, presented certain resolutions wiuthe maritime powers of Europe and America, es he may subject of providing for the gradual emancipation of deem expedient for the effectual abolition of the slave trade, and the people of color held in servitude in the United its ultimate denunciation as piracy, under the law of nations, by Siates; 'which were laid on tbe table. the consent of the civilized world, This resolve lies for one day of course..

On notion of Mr. Forsyth, the house went into comMr. Conway, of Arkansas, offered the following:

mittee of the whole on the state of the union, Mr. Resolved, That the president of'ils United States be requested Cocke in the chair, on the bill from the senate for the to cause a survey to be made of the obstructions in Red River, suppression of piracy. The bill was read by secnecessary to retnove the same, tu be laid before congress at the tions, and gave rise to a debate which occupied the

committee till four o'clock. This resolution, after being modified, so that the The result was, ihat the whole bill was strickea

the house.

next sessiou.

out except that part which provides for the building, ships and vessels;" which report was concurred in of ten additional sloops of war. So amended, it was by the house. afterwards read a tbird time and passed, with its ti The bill from the senate to authorize the president te altered so as to read, an act to authorize the build of the United States to cause a road to be marked ing of ten sloops of war, and for other purposes:

out from the western frontier of Missouri to the At 4 o'clock the house adjourned to meet again at 6. confines of New Mexico, yesterday laid on the table, Mr. Slorts offered the following:

was again taken up, ordered to a third reading, was K'csolved. That the postmaster general be directed to communi read a third time, passed and returned to the senate. cate to this house, anumally, at eaclı session of congress, & state gnent of the amount of postage aecruing in the preceding year, at

The house then went into committee of the whole, each of the post offices in the several states and territories of the Mr. Archer in the chair, on the bill to provide for United States, classifying the said accouots of postage so aceruing, the security of public money in the hands of clerks by states and territories.

Mr. Cook, of Illinois, offered the following resolu- of courts, of marshals and attorneys; which was retion, which lies on the table:

ported--and, after debate, was recommitted to a Resolved. That the president of the United States be requested to committee of the whole, and made the order of the pri pape and report to this bouse, at the next session of congress, day for to-day. such a system as he may deem best calculated to produce all the effectsdt signed by the infliction of imprisonment and hard labor

The amendments of the senate to the following for offences agaiast the laws of the United States.

bills, were agreed to by the house, viz: There being no quorum, an'adjournment was mov Tho bill for the punishment of certain crimes ed, and negatived.

against the United States; A quorum appearing

The bill to reduce into one the several acts relat- . On motion of Mr. Scott, the house went into com- ing to the post office department; mittee of the whole, Mr. Herrick in the chair, on the The bill to lay out a road from Detroit to Chicago; bill authorizing the president of the United States, to The bill authorizing the secretary of the treasury cause a road to be marked out from Missouri to the lo borrow a sum not exceeding twelve millions of confines of New Mexico; it was reported without dollars; amendment.

The bill to establish certain post roads and disconMr. McDuffie objected to the bill, as being for in-tinue others; ternal improvement, and moved that it lie on the The bill to alter the place of holding the district table. The motion was carried-ayes 68, noes 48. court of the United States in the southern district of

After which many private bills were passed, &c. New York.
Wednesday, March 2. On motion of Mr. Hamilton,

The house then again went into committee of the the committee on military affairs, to whom had been whole, Mr. Campbell

, of Ohio, in the chair, on the referred the subject of the Massachusetts militia bill to secure the accountability of public officers. claims, were discharged from the further considera.

After several attempts to amend it, &c. and a quation thereof.

rum not being present, the house went into a recess The resolution yesterday laid on the table by Mr. until six o'clock. Trimble, calling on the secretary of the treasury to Evening session. The bill to secure the accountstate bis opinion of the probable effect of the ware. ability of public officers was taken up and ordered to bousing system on the revenue, was taken up and lie on the table—(rejected.] agreed to.

Several resolves were offered and variously disMr. Cambreleng, offered the following resolution, posed of which shall be noticed. which lies one day:

On motion of Mr. Call, the house, in committee of * Resolved that the secretary of state be direeted to communi- the whole, Mr. Tomlinson in the chair, took up the cate to congress, at its next session, if compatible with the public bill establishing a navy yard at or near Pensacola. interest, such correspondence as may have taken place with Great Britain, relating to the navigation of the St. Lawrence."

A debate arose upon this bill, of considerable inMr. Tucker offered the following, which lies on the terest, in which Messrs. Call, Wood, of N. Y. Clay, and table:

Tatınall, took part, in which the bill was supported the probable experise of extinguishing the Indian title to a portion and opposed by Mr. Bartlett. On motion of Mr. Reulved, that the secretary of war be required to ascertain with great earnestness by Mr. Call and Mr. Tattnall, of the country lying west of the Rocky Mountains, that may be Webster, the bill was modified by an amendment, so as route seruss the said inountains, and the probable cost of a road to authorize the secretary of the navy to locate the and military posts necessary to 'a qafe communication with such navy yard on any point in the Gulf of Mexico. In this colony, and to report thereon to the house at the best session of form it was advocated by Mr. Wood and Mr. Clay, congress."

A number of bills, received from the senate, had and having been reported, it was ordered to a third their third reading and were passed.

reading--and was subsequently read a third time, Mr. McLane moved that the house consider the bill passed, and returned to the senate for concurrence in

the amendment. making further appropriations for the military service. The motion prevailed, and the house went in

THURSDAY'S PROCEEDINGS, &e. to committee of the whole, Mr. Sharpe in the chair, on In the senate, on Wednesday evening, a number of that bill.

private bills were disposed of, with other business On motion of Mr. Forsyth, $250,000 were appro- pertaining to the close of the session. priated as a contingent fund, for the purpose of car Thursday morning was chiefly spent in the consirying into effect the treaty with the Creek Indians, deration of executive business. The senate adjourned which provides for the extinguishment of their titles to meet in the evening. to lands in Georgia and Alabama, and for their re

In the house of representatives, very little business moval to lands west of the Mississippi. The committee rose, and the bill was ordered to a notices of the president's approbation thereof; parti

was done, except the signing of bills, and receiving tbird reading.

culars bereafter. The house next went into committee of the whole on sereral private bills; which being disposed of, the bill concerning the copper mines on the south side of

CHRONICLE. lake Superior, was taken up, and, after debate, re. Mr. Girardin. We accidentally omitted a notice ected.

of the decease of Louis H. Girardin, principal of Mr. Neroton, from the committee on commerce, Baltimore college, who departed this life on the 16th reported their disagreement to a bill from the senate, ult. He was one of the best and most amiable of supplementary to "an act for enrolling and licensinglinen, an ornameut of literature and science, and the

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